Stephens Gerard Malone

BIOGRAPHY
Born in Ontario, educated in Montréal, Stephens Gerard Malone currently lives and writes on Canada’s east coast. In 1994, he published his first novel, Endless Bay (Mercury Press) under the pseudonym Laura Fairburn. His second novel, Miss Elva (Random House Canada), followed in 2005 and was short-listed for the Dartmouth Book Award. Malone’s next novel, I Still Have a Suitcase in Berlin (Random House Canada) made its debut in May 2008. Big Town (Nimbus Publishing/Vagrant Press) was published in 2011. His latest novel, The History of Rain (Nimbus Publishing/Vagrant Press), was published in the fall of 2021. Rights to his sixth novel about Jumbo the circus elephant have just been sold to Nimbus Publishing/Vagrant Press for publication in 2023. Malone is a past president of WFNS and was on the board of the Halifax Afterwords Literary Festival.

PUBLICATIONS

Endless Bay (Mercury Press) under the pseudonym Laura Fairburn, 1994

Miss Elva (Random House Canada), 2005

I Still Have a Suitcase in Berlin (Random House Canada),  2008

Big Town (Nimbus Publishing/Vagrant Press), 2011

The History of Rain (Nimbus Publishing/Vagrant Press), 2021

Jumbo (Nimbus Publishing/Vagrant Press), 2023

AWARDS

2005 Dartmouth Book Award for Fiction nominee; ‘Miss Elva’


Scroll to Top

Recommended Experience Levels

The Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia (WFNS) recommends that each workshop’s participants share a level or range of writing / publication experience. This is to ensure each participant gets value from the workshop⁠ and is presented with information, strategies, and skills that suit their current writing priorities.

To this end, the “Recommended experience level” section of each workshop description refers to the following definitions developed by WFNS:

  • New writers: those who have been writing creatively for less than two years and/or have not yet been published in any form.
  • Emerging writers: those who have been writing creatively for less than five years and/or have some short publications (poems, stories, or essays) in literary magazines, journals, or anthologies.
  • Established writers/authors: those with numerous publications in magazines, journals, or anthologies and/or a full-length book publication.
  • Professional authors: those with two or more full-length book publications.

For “intensive” and “masterclass” workshops, which provide more opportunities for peer-to-peer (that is, participant-to-participant) feedback, the recommended experience level should be followed.

For all other workshops, the recommended experience level is just that—a recommendation—and we encourage potential participants to follow their own judgment when registering.

If you’re uncertain of your experience level with regard to any particular workshop, please feel free to contact us at communications@writers.ns.ca